Area Sports

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Can you or can’t you over fish a lake? The answer depends on who you ask. A number of local residents are of the opinion that the numerous tournaments at Grenada Lake help to overfish the lake. Fisheries Biologist Keith Meals doesn’t agree with that assumption. Meals has been doing…

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Buzzer shot gives Chargers win

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Sometimes the games you are supposed to win turn out to be the hardest ones to win. That was where the Grenada Chargers found themselves Friday in their second division contest of the season at home against Lafayette. In fact, they trailed by four points with five minutes to play.…

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By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Raiderettes are on a record-setting pace this season. Last season, they were 39-4 and lost in the finals of the Overall Tournament. That win total put them one short of the record 40-mark set in 1987-88, The team seems destined to eclipse that mark this season. Kirk had…

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Chargers split division openers

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Both the Grenada Chargers and Lady Chargers have gone through up and down seasons to this point in the 2017-18 basketball season. The teams were looking to get on track Friday as they resumed play with a Division 2-5A matchup against Saltillo. It was the first basketball contest between the…

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GHS players compete in Power Showcase

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School baseball players, Christian Wortham and Gage Little, had an opportunity to showcase their talents, taking part in the 12th annual Power Showcase held in Miami during the last week in December. Little was in the Featured American and Underclassmen division while Wortham was in the Babe Ruth…

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Chargers drop game to Ripley

The Grenada Chargers closed out the first half of the 2017-18 season by taking part in the ICC Rumble on the River Tournament at Fulton Dec. 30. GHS was in a four quarter battle with Ripley before losing 60-59. With the loss, Grenada drops to 8-7 on the season. “We made way too many turnovers…

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Kirk teams cruise through tournament

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Academy basketball teams had little trouble during the course of the three-day 48th annual Kirk Academy Classic. Both the Raiders and Raiderettes finished the event with three wins. It wasn’t even close as the average margin of victory was over 21 points a game. The girls improved to…

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Kirk teams down Washington School

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Academy basketball teams began their post-Thanksgiving portion of their schedule with a road trip to Greenville to face Washington School. It was a good night for the four teams as they were able to win three games. In varsity action, the boys came away with a 50-47 decision.…

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Turnovers, free throws difference for Grenada

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor BATESVILLE – It was much of the same for the Grenada Chargers and Lady Chargers Tuesday as they faced longtime foe South Panola. David Montgomery’s girls fell behind by as many as 17 points in the second half. Grenada rallied in the fourth period and came up short, losing a…

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Chargers come up short against Wave

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor A month ago, the Grenada Chargers dropped a 48-0 decision to West Point on the road. The two teams squared off again Friday in the second round of the Class 5A Playoffs at Charger Stadium. For Grenada to pull off the upset, the offensive unit was going to have to…

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